On one hand you have undefeated, Gonzaga vs UCLA live on CBS. The Bulldogs are the 2021 Final Four game top overall seed and aiming to become the first unbeaten team since Indiana in 1975-76. That said, they’ve never won an NCAA Tournament and have only one previous Final Four to their name, and that in 2017. On the other hand you have First Four team UCLA, which has enjoyed more Final Four success than any team in college basketball yet finds itself an overwhelming underdog to Gonzaga as the 11 seed out of the East Region.
If this NCAA tournament has taught spectators anything, it’s that seeds truly don’t matter in the maddest March in college basketball history. And still, it’s easy to fall back on those familiar, comfortable rankings as precursors to games — even in the Final Four 2021.
Will Mark Few and his trio of Jalen Suggs, Drew Timme and Corey Kispert make another victim out of UCLA? Or will the Bruins, playing the unfamiliar role of Cinderella, advance to yet another title game behind the coaching prowess of Mick Cronin and excellent play from Jaime Jaquez Jr., Johnny Juzang and Tyler Campbell?
What channel is Gonzaga vs UCLA live tonight?
Only CBS channel broadcast the Gonzaga vs UCLA game live online.
TV channel: CBS
Live stream: NCAA March Madness Live, Paramount+, fuboTV
CBS has broadcast rights for the 2021 Final Four, airing both Baylor-Houston and Gonzaga-UCLA on Saturday.
What: UCLA vs Gonzaga
Date: Saturday, April 3
Time: 8:34 p.m. ET | 5:34 p.m. PT
The Final Four game between Gonzaga and UCLA is scheduled to tip off at 8:34 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 3.
We can’t wait to find out when the teams tip off in primetime on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know about the matchup ahead of time, including TV invo, odds and both teams’ run through the tournament to this point:
Where is the Final Four in 2021?
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
Lucas Oil Stadium is the host venue for the Final Four; it has served that capacity three times since 2010. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2021 NCAA Tournament to be played entirely in the state of Indiana, meaning it also hosted games as early as the first round of the tournament.
New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be the host of the 2022 Final Four, followed by Houston’s NRG Stadium in 2023, Phoenix’s State Farm Stadium in 2024 and San Antonio’s Alamodome in 2025. The tournament will once again return to Lucas Oil Stadium in 2026. Below are the full dates for the Final Four in each of the next five seasons.